If we had to find one word to describe the first decade of the 21st century, it would be “globalization.” We have a global economy, global communications and global crises. In this issue, we will explore several facets of our globalized world. If you, like so many others, are still unsure what it is all about, Globalization 101 is for you. It explains what globalization is, and how it differs from our previous worldview.
In The Changing Nature of Humanity and The Divine Conspiracy, we look at the role of the individual within this globalized world. Society is made up of people, and by their actions, people determine the health of the society. What are the implications for us and the way we live our lives?
Globalization may be a relatively new term, but the idea of breaking down the barriers that separate us is nothing new. A Wall of Hope shows one instance where the entertainment industry was prompting us to recognize our interconnectedness more than two decades ago.
Even the way scientific research is conducted reflects our world’s globalization. In Search of New Frontiers takes a look at the Large Hadron Collider project in Switzerland - an international collaboration of physicists who have joined together to answer the fundamental questions about our universe and existence.
Finally, if you’re ready for a lighter look at life, check out Mouse Trap, an allegory with a timely message for our new, globalized world.